LARS van der Haar (Giant-Shimano Development Team) is ranked number one in the world and has just won the opening round of the UCI World Cup in Valkenburg.

Behind the Barriers TV's Colt McElwaine sat down with him at CrossVegas just before the racing action began to learn more about how he has shaped his athletic career and to hear some of his goals moving forward over a ten-minute chat. It covers: the lure of road racing; European 'crossers travelling to America; a US World Cup; and more.